EWU McNair Scholar Kelly Parke Presents her Research at Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

EWU McNair Scholar Kelly Parke, presented her research, Atmospheres of Ableism: A Phenomenological Exploration of Everyday Encounters, at the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity this February. This culmination of her 2023 Summer Research Internship, under the mentorship of Dr. Ryan Parrey worked to explore Tuasig’s concept of ableism as “the atmosphere we … Read more

EWU McNair Scholar Kelly Parke Accepted to Columbia University’s Master of Human Rights Studies

Congratulations to McNair Scholar Kelly Parke, who’s been accepted to Columbia University’s Master of Human Rights Studies! Their Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) was “the first academic center in the world to be founded on an interdisciplinary commitment to the study of human rights”. Columbia’s Human Rights Studies Program: […]is an interdisciplinary program … Read more

EWU McNair Scholar Alejandro Torres-Gonzalez Accepted to Eastern Washington University Master of Science in Biology

Congratulations to EWU McNair Scholar Alejandro Torres-Gonzalez! Alejandro has been accepted to Eastern Washington University’s Master of Science in Biology with funding. Eastern Washington University’s MS in Biology embeds teaching experience into the curriculum, and culminates in an oral thesis defense. Describing their program, the MS in Biology faculty explain: The department emphasizes research as a … Read more

Graduating McNair Scholars Irie Browning, Alexander Dodson, and Richard Murphy Invited for Campus Visits

This Fall, McNair Scholars Irie Browning, Alexander Dodson, and Richard Murphy were honored with invitations to visit potential Graduate programs. Irie visited Yale University and Northwestern University, Irie and Alexander visited Ohio State’s Department of Philosophy and Department of Psychology, and Richard was invited to a small open house with UC Berkeley Irie noted excitement … Read more

EWU McNair Scholar Makenna Tabino Completes Summer Research Internship

Congratulations to EWU McNair Scholar Makenna Tabino for completing her McNair Summer Research Internship! She worked with mentor & department chair Dr. Rebecca Brown on Makenna’s summer 2023 research, “Determining the Long-Term Effectiveness of Seeding Post-Dam Removal in the Elwha River, WA, Through Soil Seed Bank Analysis”. Her research project is a collaboration with the nonprofit … Read more

EWU McNair Scholar Alexander Dodson Completes Summer Research Internship

Congratulations to EWU McNair Scholar Alexander Dodson for completing his McNair Summer Research Internship! Alexander worked with mentor Dr. Amani El-Alayli on his summer 2023 research, “Political Orientation Moderates Pride and American Flag Effects on Person Perception”. His research was presented August 16, 2023 at the McNair Summer Research Symposium.   Alexander expanded his 2022 research, hypothesizing “an … Read more